Can installing Priiloader brick my Wii?

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  1. random_human_being_
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    According to the Complete Softmod Guide installing Priiloader through the HBC should not carry any risk. However, googling brings up some people who claim that installing it bricked their system. How likely is it to happen? Can I take any step to prevent it?

    Should it make I difference, I have some cIOS installed in slots above 200. All slots under that are Stub or No Patches, with the exception of IOS58, which reads USB 2.0
     
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    I've installed priiloader many times before on mines, and friends wii and nothing has happened. I don't think the cIOS should be a problem, as I also had many cIOS installed to play backups, cIOS for both usb ports to be used on ULGX, cIOS for specific games, and etc. In fact, priiloader saved a few of my friends' wiis as they bricked it, and priiloader helped them get back into bootmii and used their wii system backup to unbrick. So I say DEFINITELY install priiloader.
     
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    Is the procedure from the guide I linked the best one or would you recommend installing it some other way?
     
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    No need for guides, they sometimes make your life a lot more confusing by putting unnecessary stuff. So basically you do the same thing as with any other app; put the .dol (or .elf I can't remember been a long time since doing this) in the priiloader folder which should bee in the apps folder so like this:

    SD\apps\priiloader\boot.dol

    Then open the app from homebrew channel and follow on screen instructions. It'll take max a minute to initialize then I think it'll tell you to use button 1 and 2 (maybe a and b not sure) to install. Look at a youtube video installing priiloader if unsure.

    Good luck!
     
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    Installed Priiloader on countless wiis without issue. Highly recommended.
     
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    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Priiloader have tendency to brick Wii. Especially when You are impatient and do some irresponsible stuff like power cycle or reset during process.
     
  7. random_human_being_
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    How could one possibly do that? It took me something like 5 seconds to install it!
     
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    PimpMyWii users and 8yo wii hackers I believe.